A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to change physical layout of the keyboard

I bought my Mac in Spain. I cannot find change keyboard type in Keyboard preferences. I have set to English language but many keys are physically different. How do I change the physical layout of the ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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How to permanently delete text substitutions?

How do I permanently delete text substitutions from System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. I have deleted them several times using the (-) key, but they annoyingly reincarnate themselves after a ...
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How can I modify an input method?

I go back and forth between using a Dvorak keyboard layout and a Korean input method (2-Set Korean). The way that 2-Set Korean is set up, when a modifier key like ⌘ Command or ⌃ Control is depressed ...
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Keys not working after cleaning under key caps [macbook pro early 2008]

I was using my father's computer while mine was in the shop, and thought I would clean out under the keyboard to be nice. Unfortunately, I managed to break his D key in the process. Needless to say, ...
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Macbook Pro Application Switcher automatically moves to far right?

Apologies if this has been asked somewhere. I tried searching for a solution to this for a while to no avail. When I press CMD + TAB on my Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) to open the application ...
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Mac equivalent of Ctrl + Space to select an item on a list

I want to select non-consecutive items on a list, without using a mouse/trackpad - there should be no clicks involved. In Windows and Linux (at least Ubuntu) an item can be selected using Space/ ...
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Desktop displaying the titles of my minimized windows

I am using a MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite, v 10.10.1 Just recently I have started seeing the titles of my minimized windows listed on my desktop. The problem is the text bleeds through to other opened ...
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Safari custom keyboard shortcuts do not work

I am trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to User agents in Safari's Develop menu on OSX Yosemite. I have done so and now the assigned shortcuts appear in Safari's develop menu. I expect the change of ...
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How can I re-map the “Shift Left” and “Shift Right” commands in TextMate 2?

Using TextMate 2, I want to use ^ + left and ^ + right to shift text left and right. I have added App-Specific shortcuts in the System Preferences (10.10), to no effect. I have also modified the ...
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How to find out where a specific key combo is connected to?

The problem is the following: I have two different Macs with Yosemite 10.10.2. In an application I have to insert a specific key combo in order to pass my license information to register the app. This ...
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Keys and mouse randomly stop working briefly

Since a couple of days, I experience the weird issue that OS X 10.10.3 does not react to keyboard or mouse inputs, except multitouch gestures like 4-finger swipes. The unresponsiveness will persist ...
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Use Fn Keys, but keep Playback Keys

I'm a programmer, so it'd be useful for me to have access to F1, F2, etc. while working on my laptop (a 2013 Macbook Air). That said, I'm not really willing to give up the music or volume control ...
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What is the meaning of the command, function, option.alt and control keys?

I'm wondering if there is any meaning to the combination of button presses I make to use keyboard shortcuts. I'm hoping to speed up the learning process of learning keyboard shortcuts in this way. I ...
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Why are some shortcuts modified with the Shift key while others are modified with the Option key?

I have used Windows for all of my life. In Windows, shortcuts are (almost) always initiated with the Control key. Modifications to those shortcuts are then done with the ⇧ key. So, for example, you ...
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How can I repair a broken key of a new MacBook Pro 15'' Retina 2015?

I have bought a new macbook pro 15" retina in March 2015, but with less than 1 month of usage, I feel that my enter key is very loose and probably (or almost) broken. Maybe it's not broken and the ...
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How can I prevent my machine from automatically downloading deleted system files?

I spilled coffee on my keyboard and most keys are now constantly pressed so the machine is not usable so I disabled the built-in keyboard in order to use an external keyboard but I am having some ...
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In iTerm, how can I change alt+delete to ignore slashes?

I set up my iTerm to work a lot like OSX does in other text fields, eg ⌘ Command+Delete = delete line backward, ⌥ Option+left arrow = "move cursor back one word" and ⌥ Option+Delete = delete word ...
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How to change pop up speed of “Press and Hold” [duplicate]

When pressing and holding a keyboard button, i.e. an a, a character pops up. I recall that I was somehow able to change how long I need to hold a key until the Picker pops up on Yosemite. I ...
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How can I have more than 16 keyboard shortcuts for Spaces (i.e., Mission Control)

Okay, so I have: One external display connected to my Mac Twenty Spaces (i.e., Mission Control), with ten Spaces on each display My keyboard shortcuts are [Ctrl + X] for the left-hand display, and ...
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Where is the '^]' character on an AZERTY (French) keyboard?

Same question as this one on superuser: where is telnet's escape character, ^] located on an AZERTY (French) keyboard?
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Disable command-enter keyboard shortcut in iTerm2

Currently cmd-enter in iTerm2 toggles fullscreen mode. Is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?
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How to change keyboard type if that option is no longer visible in Yosemite?

I am using an EU keyboard layout and the button below the ESC key is "double quotes" on OSX 10.10.3 Suddenly that key is automatically changed to the < >| key I checked keyboard layout and it ...
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Custom keyboard layout: Command+V doesn't paste in Safari and Mail

I have created a custom keyboard layout (.keylayout file) and remapped (amongst other keys) the X, C and V keys. However, I want to keep Cmd+X/C/V like on the QWERTY, because it's practical and I am ...
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Connecting wireless keyboard to non Apple monitor

I have just purchased a MacBook Air. I have a non Apple monitor that I wish to use. I have connected the Air and the monitor correctly. My Apple keyboard ( had a previous owner) will not work with the ...
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Why am I experiencing random bluetooth disconnects?

I have an iPad Air 2 64GB now running iOS 8.3. I've experienced problems where when using Keynote on my iPhone 5S to remote control a keynote presentation on my iPad, the connection will be dropped at ...
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Is it possible to use 2 different keyboards without having to switch the layout manually?

I have multiple keyboard attached to one of my macs. One is more of the gamer type the other is the usual bluetooth keyboard. One is French (Windows AZERTY) the other one is US (Mac QWERTY). Is it ...
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Assigning keyboard shortcut to iOS User Agent in Safari's develop menu

I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Develop > User Agent > Safari iOS 8.1 - iPhone menu item of Safari web browser. But in the System Preferences > Keyboard > App Shortcuts, ...
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Is it possible to rotate in Preview without advancing to the next page?

I have a slight annoyance with rotating pages 180 degrees in Preview. The next page is selected automatically after rotating either left or right (90 degrees). This behavior adds a step. Is there a ...
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How to turn off emojis entirely on iOS?

A lot of emojis replace characters that I already use, usually imported from a symbol keyboard; but it doesn't mesh well with monospaced, small, or formatted text; for example, I like to flavor my ...
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Key Needs to be Pressed Repeatedly to Start Working

When I leave my computer alone for around five minutes, to get the "w" key to function I need to spam press it, after which it starts functioning correctly. Holding down the key for ~10 seconds also ...
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shortcut alt+cmd+m is blocked

I use IntelliJ IDEA and the shortcut I am using to "extract a method" seems to be blocked by another application. The shortcut itself is mapped by IntelliJ IDEA. OS X: 10.10.2, MacBook Pro with ...
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applescript to unlock mac works very slow

Hello i am using this script to unlock the mac tell me to activate\n tell application \"System Events\" to keystroke \"PASSWORD\"\n tell application \"System Events\" to keystroke return\n tell ...
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Is there a way for the iPad wireless keyboard to make typing sounds similar to what the on-screen keyboard makes?

Is there a way to have a wireless keyboard produce the soft tapping sound effects that the on-screen iPad keyboard makes? The point is that I want to be able to type and not look at the screen at all ...
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CTRL key not working properly

After having cleaned my mac with some antistatic foam product, weird keyboard problems started happening: with keyboard viewer, pressing CTRL does not enable CTRL, however if I press LEFT SHIFT, it ...
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Cmd + PgUp/Down shortcut to navigate through terminal tabs

is it possible to make CMD + Page Up / Page Down shortcut performing switch tab in terminal ? At the moment I can use CMD + Shift + [ or CMD + Shift + ] shortcuts to do the thing, but this is horrible ...
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Strange behavior within MS Word: using Command-Shift-L launches Safari sometimes

It seems that Command-Shift-L were tied to safari. It is however also tied to "create bulleted list" in Word - which is an action I happen to (want to) do frequently. How does one change or disable ...
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Need to regularly check windows for changes

I'm looking for a fast and reliable method to monitor changes in some windows belonging to a application. After I hit a hotkey I'd like a method to monitor those windows for a change in specific ...
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Shortcut for conditional formatting in Excel 2011 in OS X

How do I create a keyboard shortcut for conditional formatting for Excel 2011 in OS X? I am unable to find any such shortcut.
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Navigate to a space in other screen with keyboard shortcut

Switching between spaces using control + left / right arrow key is very efficient. Last step to perfection: to switch between spaces among different screens, I need to move my hand to the mouse and ...
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What does the orange keys mean in keyboard viewer?

I use the keyboard viewer as a cheat sheet so I can guide myself in the horrible fields of OSX keymaps and I realised that pressing some keys will display a few keys in orange. What does that color ...
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What is an efficient way for developers / power users to use OSX window management and Spaces on a single screen?

This may be a strange question. Background: I usually work in a multiple monitor setup, where I can plaster the screen with all my windows so nothing I might need to switch to is ever hidden from ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: ...
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Mac Virtual Keyboard with Words as Keys?

Is there a custom virtual keyboard similar to Apple's that will allow me define keys with complete words or phrases? When I press the button labeled "Hello World", for instance, that would be entered ...
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force quit keyboard shortcut not working

While I can choose "force quit" from the Finder, I cannot: Choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, or press Command-Option-Esc (this is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC). ...
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iPhone sending multi-part texts as 60 character parts. Unicode punctuation to blame?

From one specific iPhone user, I keep receiving multipart texts for small messages. Instead of 160 characters each, I'm getting about 60. It looks as though if any part of the message contains a ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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Change Command_R to Shift+Alt

I am trying to change my right command key to be ShiftAlt. This is because it gets annoying to press AltShift8 to get a "{", and i never use the right command any way. I have been trying to do this ...
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Sharing keyboard/mouse via software with another computer?

I have my workstation with Windows and a MacBook with Mac OS X which I attach to the same monitor. The monitor provides the switching but I don't want to have two keyboards and two mouses and neither ...
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Getting quotation marks to the bottom of a line

Quotation marks go to the top of the line in MS Word, like “this”. However, official EU text as well as some Dutch publications use quotation marks as follows: Van Slingelandt: „We vinden het ...